Callum McBrierty

Rower // Men's Squad
Date of Birth: 13th Aug 1992 (25 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Height: 203.00
Hometown: Edinburgh

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Callum McBrierty is among the talented young rowers making their mark in arguably the most competitive men's open-weight squad in the world.

Callum McBrierty had a dream start to his 2017 season after being selected for the men’s four in the opening World Cup. He joined Will Satch, Moe Sbihi and Matthew Tarrant in the four, taking an impressive gold at Belgrade.

He became world champion in the coxed pair at the 2016 World Rowing Championships at the end of a season in which he also won gold at two World Cups.

The former World Rowing Junior Championships medallist first made the step up to senior level in 2015, winning his first world cup gold medal in the process.

Callum, a reigning World Champion in the Coxed Pair, helped the men's four win World Cup gold at Lucerne in 2016

On The Water

2016

World Champion Men's Coxed Pair

2010

World Junior Silver Medallist Men's Four

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

McBrierty won gold in the men’s coxed pair with Ollie Cook and cox Henry Fieldman at the 2016 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, an impressive performance in the final seeing them take victory by clear water.

He started the 2016 season in the men’s pair with Ollie Cook, finishing ninth at the Varese World Cup. He then subbed in for the ill Constantine Louloudis in the men’s four at the Lucerne World Cup, helping Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi and George Nash pip Australia to gold at the death in a thrilling final. McBrierty and Cook then teamed up with cox Henry Fieldman in the coxed pair for the World Cup in Poznan, where they beat Turkey to gold in a two-boat race.

McBrierty partnered Olympic medallist Tom Ransley in the men’s pair at the 2015 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials and finished a fine third. He was then handed his senior debut at the World Cup in Varese in a men’s pair with Mat Tarrant. With cox Phelan Hill as their coach, Callum and Mat performed brilliantly to reach the A final and finish sixth overall.

They were then joined by cox Henry Fieldman in the coxed pair at the World Cup in Lucerne and faced Germany in a two-boat final, finishing nine seconds clear of their opponents to take gold in 7:29.03. McBrierty also travelled to the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette as a men’s sweep spare.

He had previously raced in the coxed four at two successive World Rowing U23 Championships. He finished seventh at the 2013 event in Amsterdam and was fourth in Varese the following year, just four-tenths of a second shy of a podium place.

Callum McBrierty, Mat Tarrant and cox Henry Fieldman won men's coxed pair gold at the Varese World Cup in 2015

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

McBrierty made his GB Rowing Team debut at the 2010 World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice, winning a silver medal in the men’s four.

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2017 7th M8+
2016 M2+
World Rowing Championships:
2017
7th
M8+
World Rowing Championships:
2016
M2+
European Rowing Championships
2017 5th M4-
European Rowing Championships:
2017
5th
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas
2017 Poznan M8+
2017 Belgrade M4-
2016 Poznan M2+
2016 Lucerne M4-
2016 Varese 9th M2-
2015 Lucerne M2+
2015 Varese 6th M2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Poznan
M8+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Belgrade
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Poznan
M2+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Lucerne
M4-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2016 Varese
9th
M2-
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Lucerne
M2+
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2015 Varese
6th
M2-
World U23 Rowing Championships
2014 4th M4+
2013 7th M4+
World U23 Rowing Championships:
2014
4th
M4+
World U23 Rowing Championships:
2013
7th
M4+
World Junior Rowing Championships
2010 M4-
World Junior Rowing Championships:
2010
M4-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2016 10th M2-
2015 9th M2-
2014 11th M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2016
10th
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2015
9th
M2-
GB Rowing Team Senior Trials:
2014
11th
M2-

More info...

Club: Leander Club
Boat: Men’s Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches:
Learnt to Row: George Watson’s College
Original Club(s): Durham University BC
Original Coach(es): Jim Ferguson, Wade Hall-Craggs, Don Leclair

Beyond the Boat

A former vice captain at Leander Club, McBrierty began his rowing career in 2004 at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh.

He graduated from Durham University with a degree in engineering in 2013.

He is Lottery funded through UK Sport.